Category Archives: Work experience

Journalism work experience debate (Storify)

I followed a good debate on Twitter today, when some valuable points were made regarding the pros and cons of doing unpaid work experience, and so I thought it was worth capturing the discussion via Storify. [<a href=”http://storify.com/alisongow/unpaid-journalism-work-experience-should-you” target=”_blank”>View the … Continue reading

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What does an editor do? …

…It’s not an ‘Answers on a Postcard, Please’ moment, or a rhetorical question (although I guess it’s one many working in the news industry have asked, in varying tones of frustration, at one time or another).  For the purposes of … Continue reading

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Universal journalist prototype

The pros and cons of shorthand for journalists is a question that seems to vex j-students up and down the UK, as I discovered when Tom Rouse asked me for my view recently.  As our conversation continued on Twitter and … Continue reading

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Journalism students and work experience: getting the most out of a newsroom

Journalist Patrick Smith tweeted some sensible advice for student journos preparing for the world of  work experience this week:  He followed it up by urging workies not to be scared of suggesting ideas; now, Patrick is a kindly sort and … Continue reading

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Worst work experience email ever?

Today brought what can only be described as the worst appeal for work experience with a newspaper I’ve seen in two decades of working in a newsroom. It is a genuine application – in case you were wondering – and … Continue reading

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